Politics

13 July 2005 [09:10]

Azeri authorities do not intend to accept all recommendations of Venice Commission

The authorities of Azerbaijan have been holding consultations on improvement of the electoral practice jointly with the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (CE) and will go on doing it.
13 July 2005 [09:05]

Madlen Albright met with women engaged in public-political activity

The former USA state secretary Madlen Albright met with the women famous in the public-political arena of Azerbaijan in the “Baku room” hall of the “Hyatt Regency” hotel.
13 July 2005 [09:01]

Some organizations will hold exit-polls at polling stations on election day

Some organizations scheduled to hold exit polls in front of the polling stations, head of the socio-political department of the President’s executive office, Ali Hassanov stated on 12 July during his talk with journalists, Trend reports.
13 July 2005 [08:59]

George Bush to meet Etibar Mammedov

The USA President George Bush will meet member of “YeS” coordination council, former chairman of ANIP Etibar Mammedov who is to visit Washington on 18-19 July.
13 July 2005 [08:39]

Human rights defenders hope for amendment to the legislation regarding ensuring the NGOs for observing the elections

“I think amendment will be made to the legislation regarding ensuring the NGOs for observing the elections till the elections”.
13 July 2005 [08:34]

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs held second unscheduled round of consultations with Azeri FM

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs held the second irregular round of consultations with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, in Baku on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry told Trend.
13 July 2005 [08:10]

Court over Karabakh partisans postponed

The legal hearings on Karabakh partisans’ case, originally scheduled for Tuesday, were postponed. The legal hearings to be held under chairmanship of judge Vidadi Hashimov was postponed to July 19, Trend reports.
13 July 2005 [08:02]

Ali Hasanov: “We asked the foreign observers to watch the elections till the end”

“Political polarization reached such level that none of the sides confesses its defeat.
13 July 2005 [08:00]

Next monitoring on Armenian-Azerbaijani frontline to take place next week

The next monitoring on the Armenian-Azerbaijani frontline will take place the next week, the OSCE acting chairman’s personal envoy, Andzey Kasprshik told Trend.
12 July 2005 [08:40]

Workshop on ways for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict solution to take place in Tbilisi

On the initiative of the International Crisis Group and the Reconciliation Opportunities Organization the international workshop on the topic “Nagorno Karabakh: opportunities for the conflict solution and prospects” will be held on 12-15 July in Tbilisi, the Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry told Trend.
12 July 2005 [08:36]

Azerbaijani militants to participate in NATO measures

The first stage of the “Peace Shield-05” team headquarter training will be held in the frame of the “Collaboration for Piece” Program of NATO in Kiev city of Ukraine on July 11-24.
12 July 2005 [08:34]

Sergey Kuznetsov: “Venice commission to take final decision on situation in Azerbaijan in October”

The Venice Commission (VC) of the Council of Europe (CE) will take a final decision on the situation in Azerbaijan in the current October, the VC official of the elections and referendums department, Sergey Kuznetsov made such a statement in his exclusive interview to Trend.
12 July 2005 [08:32]

President received co-chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group

The president Ilham Aliyev received the co-chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group yesterday.
12 July 2005 [08:28]

Natinonal coordinating center of opposition to be set up

The National Coordinating Center (NCC) of the opposition will be established next week, Sabir Rustamkhanly, the chairman of the Civil Solidarity Party, said.
12 July 2005 [08:22]

Madlen Albright comes to Baku

President Ilham Aliyev will receive director of the USA National Democracy Institute, former State Secretary of this country Madlen Albright who started her visit to our country.
12 July 2005 [08:09]

“Azadlig” bloc member parties held march-rally

“Azadlig” bloc member parties held march-rally starting in front of the 20 January metro station ending in square in front of Gabala cinema.
11 July 2005 [08:31]

SOCAR fails to fulfill exploration drilling target by over 60%

In January to June the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan failed to full the target on exploration well drilling, the SOCAR told Trend.
11 July 2005 [08:24]

U.S. International Republicans Institute, Azeri Democratic Reforms Party discuses ways of co-op

Asim Mollazade, the chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), held a meeting with Endrew Colbrone, the head of the Baku Office of the U.S. International Republicans Institute, on Friday.
11 July 2005 [08:15]

Youth org network on elections meet with rep of U.S. embassy

Members of the Azerbaijani Youth Organizations Network on Elections met with the Natasha Rastegari, a representative of the U.S. embassy in Baku, last Friday.
09 July 2005 [08:19]

Ilham Aliyev gave condolence to British Embassy

President Ilham Aliyev visited the British embassy to Azerbaijan and gave condolence related to the terrible terror acts committed in London.
09 July 2005 [08:16]

Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "Lenmarker's report has been balanced enough"

"Foreign ministry of Azerbaijan has familiarized with the report drawn up by rapporteur on Nagorno Karabakh Goran Lenmarker in the 14th session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Washington".
09 July 2005 [08:14]

New Israeli Ambassador will arrive in Azerbaijan in August

The newly appointed Ambassador of Israel to Azerbaijan, which is still to be defined, will arrive in Baku in August, the Israeli embassy in Baku told Trend.
09 July 2005 [08:11]

British Ambassador in Azerbaijan: "Democratic elations in Azerbaijan depend on position of public"

The organization of democratic elections in Azerbaijan depends on the position of entire society, but on individuals, even President Ilham Aliyev, Laurie Bristow, the British Ambassador to Azerbaijan told journalists.
09 July 2005 [08:05]

Democratic progress in Azerbaijan assessed by the AGO group

AGO group concerns satisfaction with the progress in the implementation of CE obligations by Azerbaijan, a delegation of the Ago Group of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which visited Baku from 29 June to 2 July 2005, made a statement during the hearings on the 6th visit of the Group to Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Ministerial Committee.
09 July 2005 [08:03]

"YeS" to present the documents to CEC for registration next week

"Yeni Siyaset" bloc will apply for Central Election Commission (CEC) for registration next week.
09 July 2005 [08:02]

Merzlyakov: "Work on elaboration of basics for regulation of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be completed in Kazan - exclusive"

During the forthcoming visit of the OSCE Minsk group co-chairman to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict region, the work on elaboration of the basics for the conflict regulation will be continued, the Russian OSCE Minsk group co-chairman, Yuri Merzlyakov told Trend, commenting on the mediators' scheduled visit to the region on 10-16 July 2005.
09 July 2005 [08:01]

"Azadliq" bloc got positive reply to the application related to holding march-rally on July 10

"Azadliq" bloc has got positive reply to the application to Baku city Executive Authority related to holding march-rally on July 10.
09 July 2005 [07:59]

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Positive solution of issues related to prisoners-of-war and missed persons significant for establishing confidence atmosphere"

Positive solution of issues related to prisoners-of-war and missed persons is very important for Azerbaijan and allows to establish the atmosphere of mutual confidence in the region, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov made such a statement on 8 July during the meeting with the Baku representative office's head of the International Red Cross Committee's (IRCC), Mary Vernts, Trend reports.
08 July 2005 [09:19]

"Elmar Husseynov foundation" undergone state registration

The "Elmar Husseynov foundation" has undergone the state registration at the Justice Ministry (JM) of Azerbaijan, one of the co-founders Shakhbaz Khuduogli told Trend.
08 July 2005 [09:17]

Conference on the subject "Reforms in educational system of Azerbaijan" held in UNESCO

Conference on the subject "Reforms in educational system of Azerbaijan" held in UNESCO. According to the information given to
08 July 2005 [09:06]

Anar Mamedkhanov: "Current Milli Mejlis composition must be renewed at upcoming parliamentary elections"

The present Milli Mejlis must be renewed at the upcoming parliamentary elections, as the Parliament's resources have been exhausted, the MP Anar Mamedkhanov told Trend.
08 July 2005 [09:03]

Council of Civil Watch on Political Prisoners made statement related PACE Resolution on political prisoner matter in Azerbaijan

Council of Civil Watch on Political Prisoners made statement related to the Resolution of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) on political prisoner matter in Azerbaijan.
08 July 2005 [09:00]

ARTICLE 19 expressed its concern in regard with delay of adoption of law on "On Obtaining Information"

Executive Director of ARTICLE 19 Dr Agnes Callamard, chairman of Yeni Nesil Union of Journalists Arif Aliyev, president of the National Center of Environmental Forecasting sent letter to Mr Ramiz Mekhtiyev - Chief of the Presidential Administration, Mrs Elmira Suleymanova- Commissioner on Human Rights, Mr Rizvan Jabiyev-MP, Head of the Parliamentary Working Group, and Members of the Milli Mejlis.
08 July 2005 [08:56]

Mahmud Mammedguliyev: "Azerbaijan can't remain outside of World Trade Organization"

Deputy Foreign minister Mahmud Mammedguliyev today held press conference regarding the negotiations on Azerbaijan's joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on 27 June till 1 July.
08 July 2005 [08:54]

Karabakh Liberation Organization appeals international organizations to declare Armenia as agressor

The Intensification of the international organizations in the solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict evolves serious danger for Azerbaijan, the address of the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO), adopted on Thursday, says.
08 July 2005 [08:52]

Ramil Usubov received Interior Minister of Pakistan

Interior Minister, colonel-general Ramil Usubov today received Interior Minister of Pakistan Mr.Aftab Ahmad khan Sherpao who is on a visit to our country.
08 July 2005 [08:50]

Musavat , ADP and APFP(r) signed a treaty

Meeting of heads of "Azadlig" bloc was held in the headquarters of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP)(r) yesterday.
08 July 2005 [08:44]

Ilham Aliyev: "Fair elections shold be held in Azerbaijan"

2005 assumes special importance for Azerbaijan.
08 July 2005 [08:41]

Azay Guliyev: "Opposition and authority were unanimous regarding the mater of NGOs remaining outside the election"

"Public Union" (PU) Union held roundtable on "Coordination of activity NGOs' blocs and coalitions in the elections" in the International Press Center.
07 July 2005 [19:23]

London was attacked by terrorists today

Near 9:00 am there was a series of bomb attacks in the Subway and in the city buses. 30 dead and near 200 injured.
07 July 2005 [09:26]

Major opposition bloc hints at regional meeting campaign

The Azadlyg (freedom) election bloc expects a mass rally of 50,000 protesters at its upcoming march-meeting on July 10.
07 July 2005 [09:17]

Isa Gambar met National Democracy Institute representative in Azerbaijan

Musavat Party leader Isa Gambar met National Democracy Institute representative in Azerbaijan Christi Kverk in the headquarters of the party yesterday.
07 July 2005 [09:15]

PACE rapporteur holds meetings in regions of Azerbaijan

Andreas Gross, the co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee, visited Shaki and Gabala regions under a tour of the western regions of Azerbaijan on Wednesday, the Information Office of the CE in Baku told Trend.
07 July 2005 [09:01]

President received European Union special representative on the South Caucasus Heike Talvitie

President Ilham Aliyev today received European Union special representative on the South Caucasus Heike Talvitie.
07 July 2005 [08:57]

Caspian status should not put shadow on Azeri-Iranian relationships, Iranian AMB

The issue of definition of the Caspian status should not put a shadow on bilateral relationships between Azerbaijan and Iran, Afshar Suleymani, the Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, said. He was commenting on the position of the new authorities of Iran.
07 July 2005 [08:51]

OSCE come up with recommendations on unified standards for observation missions

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has come up with a recommendatory proposal on the introduction of unified standards for the activity of international observation missions of OSCE during the monitoring of the election process.
07 July 2005 [08:41]

Party of Democratic Reforms holds inaugural meeting of political council

The forming of the chairman’s office, as well as the participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections and socioeconomic situation in the country have topped the agenda of the first meeting of the Party of Democratic Reforms’ Political Council, on July 6.
07 July 2005 [08:39]

?SCE to hold workshops on topics "Fighting money laundering and ‘financing terrorism’ in Azerbaijan"

The Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) jointly with the UNO Office on Drugs and Criminality (UNODC) will hold a number of workshops in Baku on the topics “Prevention of money laundering facts” and “Fighting the terrorism financing”.
07 July 2005 [08:37]

Foreign Affairs Ministry of Romania denounces election held by separatist regime in Nagorno Karabakh

The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Romania (FAM) spread information for the press in connection with the fake elections in Nagorno Karabakh held by the separatist regime occupied the lands of Azerbaijan.
07 July 2005 [08:35]

French ambassador at OSCE Minsk group expected

French Ambassador Bernard Facie, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, will arrive in Baku on 9 July, the French embassy in Baku told Trend.
07 July 2005 [08:33]

IFES to implement two projects related to the parliamentary elections

IFES will implement two projects related to the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
07 July 2005 [08:24]

Human rights activists of Azerbaijan to discuss ‘political prisoners’

The issue of clarification and stepping forth from the single position towards ‘political prisoners’ will be submitted for discussion to human rights activists and other participants of the July 7 meeting at the Committee on Democracy and Human Rights (DIHK).
07 July 2005 [08:22]

USA to allocate $ 38 mln aid for supporting democracy in Azerbaijan

USA will allocate for Azerbaijan $38 million aid in 2006 for realization of the programmes of support to democracy, economic reforms and pre-eminence of law.
07 July 2005 [08:16]

Safar Abiyev received USA ambassador

Defense Minister, colonel-General Safar Abiyev received USA ambassador in Azerbaijan Reno Harnish.
07 July 2005 [08:11]

Terry Davis: “Armenia occupied the territories of Azerbaijan”

“If one of the sides of the Karabakh conflict starts military operations it will quit the Council of Europe”- stated Council of Europe Secretary-General Terry Davis.
06 July 2005 [10:02]

Al-Kaeda gang neutralized in Baku

As a result of carried out by the Ministry of National Security investigations had been exposed and neutralized especially dangerous criminal group in structure of citizens of the foreign countries, intended to organize acts of terrorism.
06 July 2005 [10:00]

57 countries, OIC members support Azerbaijan unanimously in Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict

57 countries, members of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), have unanimously supported the position of Azerbaijan by adopting 3 resolutions at the next 32-th conference of the Foreign Ministries (FM) heads of the OIC member-countries, which took place in the Yemen’s capital city, Sana, head of the II territorial Administration of the Azerbaijan’s FM, Azer Husseyn told the briefing on 5 July, Trend reports.
06 July 2005 [09:57]

Members of PACE Monitoring Committee held press-conference devoted to results of visit

Closed meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was held in Baku yesterday.
06 July 2005 [09:56]

Elmar Mammedyarov: “I am not going to meet Vardan Oskanyan for the time being”

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Steven Mann (the USA) and Bernar Fasie (France) will come to Baku on 11 July. Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov told journalists yesterday.
06 July 2005 [09:43]

President Ilham Aliyev to pay a visit to regions

President Ilham Aliyev will pay one day visit to Agdash region on July 07.
06 July 2005 [09:33]

Monitoring in the contact line held without incident

In accordance with the mandate of personal representative of OSCE Chairman-in-office, monitoring was held in the territory of Karmirvan village of Terter region in the contact line of troops yesterday.
06 July 2005 [09:29]

Ilham Aliyev received chairman of PACE Monitoring Committee

The president Ilham Aliyev received the chairman of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) George Frunda yesterday.
06 July 2005 [09:24]

Ilyas Ismailov: “Unification of Azeri oppositional elective blocks out of question”

The Great Creation party and the Adalyat party, having signed bilateral agreement on cooperation at the parliamentary elections, may enter the unified election block.
06 July 2005 [09:09]

Andreas Gross: “There is hope, but there is no confidence in elections to be held democratically in Azerbaijan”

There is hope, but there is no confidence, that the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan will be held democratically, the rapporteur on Azerbaijan, the deputy from Switzerland, Andreas Gross told journalists at the briefing, staged on 5 July after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) monitoring committee sitting in Baku.
06 July 2005 [09:06]

Member of ruling party: “Mass actions unable to change correlation of political forces”

The organization of mass actions by the opposition parties during the election campaign testifies for their aspiration to civil methods of struggling and it actually pleases us, MP Aydin Mirzazada, a member of the political council of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party, told Trend.
06 July 2005 [09:00]

Reno Harnish: “Holding free and fair elections will be a step taken towards democracy”

“Azerbaijan and USA feel pride in many-sided and strategic collaboration between them. Our relations are based on the general and developed interests, purposes and values and continue to more strengthen. We are here today and will be here tomorrow, because we take care of your nation, country and future”.
05 July 2005 [09:52]

Prominent oppositionist Lala Shovkat quits ‘New Policy’

The leader of the National Unity movement, Lala Shovkat has moved away from the New Policy (YeS) election bloc.
05 July 2005 [09:48]

53% of Armenians against integration to NATO

43 % of the Armenian citizens consider that the integration of the country to the North Atlantic bloc is important.
05 July 2005 [09:45]

Ambassador of Iran in Azerbaijan held press-conference

The ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani held a press-conference yesterday.
05 July 2005 [09:36]

109 Azerbaijani peace-makers left for Iraq

109 soldiers and officers of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan left for Iraq in the morning today for accomplishing the peaceful mission.
05 July 2005 [09:33]

Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan set for 6 November

The elections to Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan will be held on 6 November. The respective Decree has been signed today by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
05 July 2005 [09:31]

Party of Democratic Reforms hold constituent Congress

The Party of Democratic Reforms held its Constituent Congress on July 4, approving the members of the credentials committee, as well as drafting committee and counting committee.
05 July 2005 [09:28]

Azeri servicemen attend NATO courses

In accordance with individual program signed between NATO and Azerbaijan Republic, course on “NATO peace supporting measures” in Oberammergau city of Germany on 4-8 July in the frame of “Program of Partnership for Peace”.
05 July 2005 [09:27]

New opposition party vows to play active role in upcoming elections

The Party of Democratic Reforms (PDR) will be very active in the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for November, according to PDR chairman.
05 July 2005 [09:25]

International seminar on “Population displacement in South Caucasus” started its work in Baku

A joint seminar organized by the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, sub-committee on refugees and Milli Majlis was held in the “Hyatt Regency” hotel yesterday.